Algae Eater Information 

Algae eaters need aquariums with rocks/driftwood/lots of plants.  Basically they need places to hide due to the fact most of these species are nocturnal and are only active at night. Also some of the spices can get very large in size. Also an algae eater shouldn't be added till 20 days after setup. Also make sure you have lots of algae for them to eat as that's their main food.

Species- Hypostomus punctatus

Common name- Trinidad pleco/Common pleco

Care level- easy

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 11 inches

Tank size 55 gallons

Species- Panaque nigrolineatus

Common name- Royal pleco

Care level- hard

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 16 inches

Tank size 55 gallons

very peaceful but sticks to it's own kind. 

Species- Hypancistrus zebra

Common name- Zebra pleco

Care level- moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 3 inches

Tank size- 29 gallons

Need to know Information- This species of pleco is very rare and hard to find witch also makes it very expensive.

Species- Ancistrus Spp

Common name- Bristlenose pleco/Bushy nose pleco

Care level- easy

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 4 - 6 inches

Tank size- 20 gallons

This species of pleco is very active and a really good cleaner it will eat hair algae, brown algae and your basic algae. This pleco great for planted aquariums as well as it won't harm the plants it will only gently clean them off.

Species- Peckoltia vittata

Common name- Candy striped pleco/Tiger pleco

Care level- moderate

Temperment- Peaceful

Adult size- 5 inches

Tank size- 20 gallons

Species- Hypostomus luteus

Common name- none

Temperament- peaceful

Care level- easy

Adult size- 12 - 14 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons 

 Species- Scobiancistru aureatus

Common name- Sunshine pleco/Goldie pleco

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult Size- 12 inches

Tank size- 55 gallons


Species- Baryancistrus beggini

Common name- Blue panaque

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 3 inches

Tank size- 20 gallons 

 Species- Otocinclus hoppei

Common name- Otocinclus catfish

Care level- easy

temperament- peaceful

Adult size- 2 inches

Tank size- 20 gallons

Species- Epalzeorhynchos kallopterus

Common name- Flying fox

Care level- moderate

temperment- peaceful

adult size- 3-4 inches

Tank size- 29 gallons

Species- Crossocheilus siamensis

Common name- Siamese flying fox

Care level- Moderate

Temperament- Peaceful

Adult size- 4 inches

Tank size- 29 gallons

 

Species- Gyrinocheilos aymonieri

Common name- Chinese alge eater

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult Size- 8-10 inches

Tank size- 40 gallons

Need to know Information- This species of algae eater is mostly used in aquariums with bad Algae problems due to the fact that they eat algae like crazy and are always looking for food. The Chinese Algae eater is also very aggressive when they get older and well defend their territory. 

Species- Gyrinocheilos aymorieri

Common name- Gold algae eater

Care level- Easy

Temperament- Semi aggressive

Adult size- 12-15 inches

Tank Size- 40 gallons

Need to know Information- This species can also be very aggressive when older and well defend its territory. Its also known for eating allot of algae.